Andrew Behnke

Major: Marketing and business Education
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Loyal, Wisconsin

Looking back on your time at Stout, what was your favorite part of being a freshman?
I wasn't a freshman at Stout. I transferred to Stout my sophomore year. The best part about my first year at Stout was the dorms. I absolutely loved living in the dorms.

Do you have a job on campus or in Menomonie that keeps you busy outside of class time?
Yes, I am a WIAA basketball official. November–March is the best time ever because I get to officiate 3-4 times a week. I also work at the e-portfolio lab on campus helping the education majors put together their portfolios.

What is your favorite month of the year?
October, because I love the fall. The air is crisp, and the scenery becomes beautiful. It's not too hot or cold — and football starts. Great time!

The best book you’ve ever read?
The Redwall series. It's about rodents fighting good and evil. They have castles and stuff, how sweet is that!?

Why did you choose to go to Stout?
I chose to go to Stout for my major. My two sisters also went to Stout and they gave me some good info on it. Since I have been here its been amazing, I absolutely love it.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I see myself teaching at a high school. I don't know which I would rather teach, marketing or business. My passion is information technology but since I have been introduced to marketing its really hard to decide because they are both so much fun.

What is one fun thing to do outside Menomonie and one thing to do inside?
Outside: Frisbee golf
Inside: Ping Pong

Your first "college kiss." How did you meet the lucky one? On campus? Off?
It happened at Oshkosh. We met because we lived in the same dorms. It was fun while it lasted.

If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
Meatloaf, I love meatloaf. My dad taught me how to cook it.

Who has been the biggest influence on you in your life?  What lesson did they teach you?
I would say my dad. Even though we have never been super close, I have learned so many positive things from him. Lessons like: how to be a hard worker, never give up and money management. The list truly goes on forever. He did a great job preparing me for the future.

Has college been anything like you imagined it to be when you first started as a freshman?

Yes, only because I have four older siblings who told me it would be the best time of my life and it truly has.

Are you looking forward to graduating college? What is your dream job?
I am but I'm not. I am excited about getting out there and teaching and coaching but at the same time I love college and don't want to leave. I love learning and attending class.